The five members of the citizen panel formed to oversee the Open Space Preservation District will be sworn in Wednesday at the panel's first meeting.
Northlake Hills Elementary School is hosting its 2nd annual blood drive Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Residents of Sand Canyon should not have been alarmed when they saw a mountain lion, a Russian brown bear or a bobcat in a backyard of a home on Cliffie Way on Sunday afternoon. Despite recent reports of mountain lion sightings in the area, these exotic wildlife animals were part of a traveling exhibit and invited to the large backyard to put on a show for more than 200 spectators. Brought to Sand Canyon by ...
Two men were arrested in Castaic shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, after deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station discovered large amounts of methamphetamines and a weapon inside a vehicle parked on Lake Hughes Road, according to Lt. Tom Bryski. Jimmy Beserra, 27, and Antonio Duran, 25, were in custody after deputies saw them in a parked vehicle at the 31000 block of Lake Hughes Road with several beer cans on top ...
Tuesday will mark the international celebration of Earth Day, which gives local residents the chance to promote environmental awareness and maintain a green lifestyle. Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel, leader of the Community Hiking Club, sees educational opportunities for not only youngsters, but entire families.
They may be a blues band, but no one was singing the blues on Sunday afternoon at The Londoner Pub in Canyon Country. Quite the contrary, the Alan Wright Blues Band cast a spell on its audience - all in the name of Jay Spell, who survived a bout with esophageal cancer. The 62-year-old blind keyboardist, originally from Myrtle Beach, S.C., calls the stage at the Canyon Country pub 'home.' As Alan Wright performed vocals ...
The nearly 2,000 visitors to the 2008 Emergency Expo wanted to learn one thing: How to prepare their home, family and pets for just about any type of disaster. The 16th annual expo, sponsored by the city of Santa Clarita, brought in nearly 80 exhibitors to showcase their products, emergency kits and expertise.
Downtown Newhall is in the midst of a major change that could ultimately lead to a complete transformation of the entire area. By establishing an arts and entertainment district filled up eclectic shops and fun destinations, the city hopes to establish an "Old Town Newhall" that will one day set its own trend.
The Education Resources Institute, the oldest and largest nonprofit guarantor of private education loans in the country has filed for bankruptcy protection in Boston while it reorganizes, listing debt of as much as $1 billion and assets of more than $1 billion in its Chapter 11 petition. This action was necessary as the nation's ongoing credit woes continue to cause unprecedented volatility in the student loan market and immense hardships on loan-related companies. Difficulties in ...
The jury in the trial of Esperanza Castro had not reached verdict by late Friday afternoon and deliberations were set to continue Monday, a court official said. Attorneys for both sides remain on call.
From street name changes to a switch in businesses, downtown Newhall is beginning to see the product of the city's plans to transform the aging area into a visitor-friendly, historic old town. Two years from now, downtown Newhall will likely see Main Street lined with trees and old-fashioned street lamps, a traffic circle at the south end of the street, new retail centers and a new library under construction.
The workers union representing 60 Santa Clarita Valley paramedics and emergency medical technicians announced this week it will be moving up its planned strike date from May 2 to April 28 after some of the American Medical Response employees reported encountering negativity on the part of their management staff. The reports led the union to file an unfair labor practice complaint against AMR, according to Matthew Levy, national director of the International Association of EMTs ...
Just four and a half years after opening its doors, Northlake Hills Elementary School has joined the ranks of other outstanding schools in the state by being named a 2008 California Distinguished School. Bob Brauneisen, principal of the Castaic school, said the success of the school can be attributed to several components, and praised the school's great families, PTA support and well-trained staff.
A registered sex offender listed on the Attorney General's Megan's Law Web site, which alerts the public about sex offenders, lives less than a tenth of a mile from a Canyon Country school, The Signal has learned. John Joseph Gambill, 48, is a registered sex offender who was convicted for continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, according to the Megan's Law sex offender locator Web site.
College of the Canyons will celebrate Earth Day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at its Valencia campus with vendor booths, student presentations and various environmentally-themed panel discussions. The event is sponsored by the COC Sustained Development Committee. The purpose of the event is "to open up a community-wide discussion about the environment and our responsibilities in caring for it," Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine, chair of the college's Sustained Development Committee, said in a statement. Panel ...
SANTA CLARITA - About a dozen searchers combed an area of Castaic Lake's shoreline Monday pinpointed by a psychic who said she had a vision of missing teen Bryce Laspisa related to that area.
SANTA CLARITA - A former Los Angeles Police Department officer who was arrested in May for molesting two young girls in his Castaic home has pleaded no contest to two felony charges and been sentenced to three years in state prison.
A 20-year-old man who led law-enforcement officers on a chase from Palmdale through the Santa Clarita Valley and into Simi Valley last July has pleaded no contest to carjacking, a District Attorney's office spokeswoman said Monday.
A Newhall man arrested in connection with the theft of a purse from a car parked at a Santa Clarita shopping center in June pleaded no contest Monday to one count of receiving known stolen property, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey said today that her office has completed evaluations of approximately 40 percent of the 1,078 cases filed in Los Angeles County under Proposition 36, California's recently revised Three Strikes Law.
As a trauma surgeon at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Ethiopia-born Dr. Gudata Hinika saves lives daily.
When it comes to playing in the mud, leave to a kid to get it done right.
The mother of a teenage boy missing for more than a week remains heartbroken as she awaits the outcome of an autopsy performed on the body of a man found burning Wednesday, she said.
A summertime invitation to the public to choose one of two works of art for the Newhall roundabout apparently hasn't yielded quite the reception that Santa Clarita city officials had hoped.
A brush fire sandwiched between the southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 5 burned about five acres before it was extinguished Sunday, a Los Angeles County Fire Department official said.